Open Versus Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Total Gastric Resection With D2 Lymph Node Dissection for Adenocarcinoma: A Case-Control Study.

@article{Zhang2017OpenVH,
  title={Open Versus Hand-assisted Laparoscopic Total Gastric Resection With D2 Lymph Node Dissection for Adenocarcinoma: A Case-Control Study.},
  author={Guang-tan Zhang and Xue-dong Zhang and Huan-zhou Xue},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  year={2017},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={42-50}
}
OBJECTIVE A case-control study was conducted to investigate the feasibility and safety of hand-assisted laparoscopic total gastrectomy (HALTG) with D2 lymphadenectomy for gastric cancer as opposed to traditional open total gastrectomy (OTG). METHODS One hundred fifty-four patients suffering cardia, upper, middle, or whole gastric cancer operated in our department from February 2009 to February 2012 were divided into 2 groups: the open total gastrectomy group (the OTG group) and the hand… CONTINUE READING

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